Make a Cup from a Sheet of Paper

Let’s say you are out with the kids, and you don’t happen to have any cups on-hand. Did you know you can make a cup from a sheet of paper? This is such a handy trick to know, especially for snacks like pretzels, dry cereal, or popcorn. These cups work well to keep snacks nice […]

Favorite Spring Recipes

Our favorite Spring recipes are full of color, flavor, and freshness! You may want to pin or bookmark this handy collection for future reference. The best part is that the kids could play an active role in preparing many of these Spring recipes, since they are quick and easy to make! Here are some of […]

How to Make Banana Sushi

Here is a simple tutorial for how to make banana sushi! This makes a great after school snack for kids, and it can be put together very quickly. This banana sushi has become one of our favorite go-to snacks whenever we have a busy evening planned with after school activities. Added bonus — kids could […]

Pi Day Pie Recipes

March 14th, 3/14, is also known as Pi Day or  π Day.  It is a day where we celebrate Pi, the mathematical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  It’s typically represented as 3.14159, and, as it turns out, it is also a great excuse to make and eat PIE!  Because, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats — Rainbow Fruit Pizza!

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day treats that kids are sure to love!  This dye-free Rainbow Fruit Pizza is part cookie, part short bread, part fruit salad, and all yummy. It is the perfect non-candy treat for St. Patrick’s day or, well, any day!  This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a great way to encourage kids to […]

Simple Valentine Treats for Kids

These simple Valentine treats for kids are easy enough to be made in the last minute. These would be perfect for an impromptu celebration or Valentine’s Day party! If the kids are old enough, these would be great to prepare together for a mini life skills lesson and festive fun rolled into one! Treat #1: Valentine […]

Italian Dressing Mix

Homemade spice mixes are a super easy and thoughtful gift to share with neighbors, party hosts, or friends. Shared below is a recipe for Italian Dressing Mix that can be used to make salad dressing or marinate meat. I bet you have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already! Packaged in a mason jar with a handwritten […]

Simple Kitchen Trick

Here’s a simple kitchen trick to encourage your kids to be more independent while getting their own snacks from the refrigerator. Start with a tray of pre-cut fruit, vegetables, or cheese in small reusable containers. By having the snacks prepped ahead of time, they will be ready for easy access. Kids still can’t reach the […]

How to Make Fresh Lemonade

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for how to make fresh lemonade, one of my favorite simple pleasures of Summer! The kids can help measure and stir to make this simple treat while creating lasting Summer memories right in your own kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh lemon juice (squeezed from about 6 lemons) 1/2 cup […]

Shamrock Kabobs

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We like to create some fun green food to get the holiday spirit going on in our kitchen.  Since we tend to get a bit crazy with the sweets sometimes, this year I decided to take a healthy approach to the day that is known for bringing […]

Kid Inspired Treats- Chocolate Fruity Pebbles Bars

There is something to be said for creative kids.  Give them a paintbrush and they will create a masterpiece… give them full access to the pantry, and well… let their imaginations run wild.  Whether they are mixing up a favorite cookie recipe, or coming up with a creation all their own, giving kids the ability […]

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread

If you’re looking for a quick bread to make with your kids, you’ve come to the right place with this Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread! Banana bread is a classic, and it is one of the easiest breads to make.  It is the perfect starting place for kids to learn how to make bread.  Here we’ve […]

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

Looking for a simple recipe for how to make snow ice cream? Making snow ice cream is an easy way to make tasty Winter Snow Day memories with your kids. Chocolate syrup not required, although highly recommended for this special treat! Serves 1-2 excited kids. This recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch. […]

Zucchini Bread Recipe for Thanksgiving

Sometimes, all it takes to get kids involved in Thanksgiving Day meal prep is a fun bread recipe like this zucchini bread recipe. Fresh baked bread is always a delicious addition at any Thanksgiving table.  And, even better, it’s something that you can make with the kids a day or two in advance so that […]

Whole Wheat Mini Apple Pies

    Whole wheat, mini apple pies   Preheat oven to 400* Basic whole wheat pie crust (Great recipe here) 3 apples (we used our leftovers from the Apple Taste Test) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 Tbs cinnamon 1 tea ground cloves 3 Tbs cold butter 1/2 cup water   Cut […]

Frozen Treats Recipe Roundup

Raise your hand if you want summer to last just a tad longer? Yes! Me too! One way to keep the summer going as the Back to School season begins is to make some fun frozen treats with the kids after school. Time in the kitchen after a day at school can help them to […]

How to Make Simple Sushi (Japan)

Making sushi doesn’t have to be hard or complex.  Everything you need to make sushi can be found at an Asian market in your area.  However – because I know that all of our readers have little ones in tow, (So do I!), I am going to write this tutorial for the ‘I can only […]

Daigku Imo or Candied Sweet Potatoes (Japan)

Kids’ Culinary Passport – Cook and craft around the world! Japan is your next stop on your Kids’ Culinary Passport here at Inner Child Food! My children and I enjoy just about everything from Japan.  We love the food, the culture, and the crafts!  Most people know that rice is very popular in Japan.  In […]